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Welcome to the Office of Residence Life

Residence Life is an integral part of the Shaw University educational experience. Although freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus all students are encouraged to do so. Living on campus is an exciting experience, which offers a unique opportunity to learn and grow as an individual in the Shaw University community.

We are committed to providing for our students a safe, comfortable living and learning environment with the opportunity for:

  • communal study
  • shared responsibility
  • cooperative and congenial living
  • self management and group cohesiveness
  • mutual respect, support, trust and interdependence
  • recognition of the strengths and limitations of others


Students who need to return to campus, such as international students, students with transportation limitations, students with clinical or internship obligations in the area, or students with technology limitations, should complete the Special Housing Accommodations Form.

Submit Special Housing Accommodation Form

Frequently Asked Questions

Need to know what to bring or what to leave as you prepare to live on campus? Visit the FAQs page for a list of basic questions about campus living?